Grief, Anger and Empowerment:Women Speak (Robert Beatty and Christine Gieben)

Description: 

NOTE: THE DHARMA TALK BEGINS AT TIME STAMP 01:10:30, FOLLOWED BY STATEMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE SANGHA ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION HEARINGS DURING THE PRECEEDING WEEK.

THE DHARMA TALK IS PRECEDED BY: GUIDED GROUP MEDITATION, A MOVEMENT PRACTICE (LEAD BY JIM) AT TIME STAMP 00:45:03, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND A SONG BY KIRSTEN AND DOYLE.

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THE SONG PLAYED BY KIRSTEN AND DOYLE IS CALLED, "DONE", BY FRAZEY FORD. THE LYRICS ARE BELOW:

(WARNING: THE LYRICS CONTAIN EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

 

[Verse 1]
I was taking every hit from you
You drive-by shooting son of a bitch, and I'm done
Oh whoa, I'm done
Who told you that you could rewrite the rules, and do you
Really take me for a goddamn fool cause I'm done
Oh whoa, I'm done

[Chorus]
And you can drag me out before some authority
If that's what you have to do to feel like you can punish me
But I can't, I can't, I can't, I can't keep the peace anymore
With your dogs, with your dogs, at my door

[Verse 2]
You've been puncing my weaknesses, slandering my name
You spent all your time trying to place your blame, and I'm done
Ohhh, I'm done
I used to think I hold the best parts of me
To sew the holes in your life and the cracks in your seams
And I'm done
Oh whoa, I'm done

[Bridge]
And I'm sorry that you don't like your life
But I fought for my own victories and for the beauty in my life
My joy, my joy, my joy takes nothing from you
No, my joy, my joy, my joy takes nothing from you

[Guitar solo]

[Verse 3]
Well, you criticize my numbers, you hammer out the rules
Wait for me to fuck up, and find yourself some proof
And I'm done
Oh whoa, I'm done
You just soak in the hatred of a sorry line
Yeah, you hide behind decorum and a fake smile
And I'm done
Oh whoa, I'm done

[Chorus]
And you can drag me out before a judge and authorities
If that's what you have to do to feel like you can punish me
But I can't, I can't, I can't, I can't keep the peace anymore
With your dogs, with your dogs, at my door
Well I can't, I can't, I can't, I can't keep the peace anymore
With your dogs, with your dogs, at my door

Date: 
Sunday, October 7, 2018